Famous Firearms of the Old West

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Overview

Fascinating true stories of twelve guns that shaped America’s history James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok’s Colt Model 1851 Revolvers
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s .50 Caliber Needle Gun
Geronimo’s Winchester Model 1876 Carbine
Joseph Smith’s Ethan Allen Dragoon Model Pepperbox Pistol
Chief Joseph’s “Surrender Gun,” the Model 1866 Winchester Rifle
Ned Christie’s Model 1873 Winchester Rifle
John Wesley Hardin’s Colt Thunderer Model 1877 Revolver
Pancho Villa’s Smith & Wesson Model 3 American Revolver
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762745081
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal Herring is a contributing editor at Field and Stream and an editor-at-large for the online news magazine www.newwest.net. His fiction, journalism, and essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the Economist. His lifelong fascination with firearms stretches back to a childhood spent hunting and shooting. He lives in Augusta, Montana.  

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There is a time and place, before the giant machines of war come into play, when the weapon and the warrior are inextricably linked. The term applied to these weapons is as old as conflict: personal weapons. . . . They exist now as windows into the men and women who fought—righteously or not—and died, or were willing to die, with them. What they conjure up can be a powerful magic.

—from the preface

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Preface     viii
John Brown's Sharps Model 1850 Sporting Rifle     1
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok's Colt Model 1851 Revolvers     19
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Springfield Model 1863 Rifle     29
Geronimo's Winchester Model 1876 Carbine     43
Joseph Smith's Ethan Allen Dragoon Model Pepperbox Pistol     59
Chief Joseph's "Surrender Gun"-Model 1866 Winchester Rifle     72
Ned Christie's Model 1873 Winchester Rifle     89
John Wesley Hardin's Colt Double Action Revolvers Model 1877     102
Tom Horn's Winchester Model 1894 Rifle     120
William "Bill" Tilghman Jr.'s Colt Single Action Army Revolvers     137
Pancho Villa's Smith & Wesson Model 3 American Revolver     149
Frank Hamer's Remington Model 8 Semi-Auto     163
Bibliography     179
About the Author     190
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